"I was definitely in L.A. somewhere. It was crazy. The whole album banged. Every single song. 'In Da Club' was huge and 'Wanksta,' '21 Questions.' Of course, the crip and blood one-'What Up Gangsta.'

"At that time, I was just wishing I could meet Dre, play him some beats. I definitely met 50 around that time, out here in New York."